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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man killed in a police shooting in suburban Salt Lake City had previous run-ins with law enforcement and claimed to have mental illness, ... SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a northern Utah courthouse three ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man killed in a police shooting in suburban Salt Lake City had previous run-ins with law enforcement and claimed to have mental illness, prompting concerns Friday from a Black Lives Matter activist that police acted too aggressively.

Police were called to the home — near 1100 East and Princeton Avenue (about 1200 South) — about 12:20 p.m., Salt Lake City Sgt. Brandon Shearer said. ... said Salt Lake City police hadn't spoken to the officers involved, as per the protocol requiring that a separate agency investigate police shootings.
Federal appeals court declines to reconsider its earlier ruling that police shooting of Geist the dog. Geist (Justice for Geist Facebook page). 22. By Pamela Manson. · Published: April 10. Updated: April 10, 2018. A federal appeals court decision that a police officer did not violate a Salt Lake City man's constitutional rights ...
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The suspect killed during an officer-involved critical incident Sunday was identified as 20-year-old Elijah James Smith Monday afternoon. According to a press release made by the West Valley City Police Department, at approximately 3:15 p.m. Sunday, officers received a call ...
(AP) - People at a rally to renew calls for justice in the police shooting death of an unarmed black man expressed outrage over how an autopsy showed ..... Brazil and Gerrit W. Gong, a Chinese-American, were announced during a twice-annual conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City.

... officer New Asian-American, Brazilian apostles make Mormon history Trump's call for tariffs creating anxiety in the farm belt 1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviews Industrial-scale pork on trial in federal nuisance lawsuits Kings support protesters marching over man shot by police.
SALT LAKE CITY — A former West Valley City police officer has settled a lawsuit against the city. In an order filed Thursday night, U.S. District Court ... Cowley was a controversial figure since his involvement in the police shooting of Danielle Willard in 2012. She was shot and killed in an apartment complex ...
... both American Samoans and individual plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the United States seeking full U.S. citizenship, pose for a photo in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... A special Sacramento City Council meeting held to promote community dialogue in the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark was ...
California AG joins police shooting inquiry — The California attorney general's office on Tuesday joined an investigation into the fatal police shooting of .... 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which confers citizenship at birth to anyone born in the U.S. The complaint was filed in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.
In 2015 Salt Lake City, Utah, police began taking required yearly de-escalation training and brought a high rate of officer-involved shootings to zero. Same city, same officers, completely different success rates. This includes times when they have chased armed suspects. Instead of shooting the victim for ...
In 2015 Salt-Lake City police began taking required yearly de-escalation training and brought a high rate of officer-involved shootings to zero. Same city. Same officers. Completely different success rates. This includes times when they have chase armed suspects, instead of shooting the victim for running or ...
SALT LAKE CITY — Three teenagers who ran off after their friend was shot by a Granite School District police officer on Tuesday have been found and questioned, district officials said Wednesday. None of the three were arrested. Investigators are still searching for a fourth person, who Granite School ...
Unified police is conducting an investigation as part of a valleywide protocol that requires uninvolved agencies to handle police shootings. ... Liles, who moved from Washington two years ago, pleaded guilty in January 2017 in Salt Lake City to charges of possessing a dangerous weapon, drug possession ...
SALT LAKE CITY — A man shot and killed by police near the parking lot of a Sandy TRAX station on Tuesday was wanted for allegedly hitting a West Valley police officer while trying to flee from police last ... On Wednesday, police identified Bryan Keith Liles, 31, of Spanish Fork, as the man shot by police.
Video released showing a fatal police shooting inside a federal courthouse to be made public. ... SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dramatic video released Monday shows a U.S. marshal firing four times at close range at a defendant inside a Utah federal courthouse after he rushed the witness stand, jumped and ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge is ordering video showing a fatal police shooting inside a federal courthouse to be made public. U.S. District Judge John Dowdell on Friday overruled arguments from government attorneys who said releasing the video could lead to retaliatory gang violence against the ...

The so-called 21-foot rule, based on research in the early 1980s by a Salt Lake City police officer, says that a suspect armed with a knife presents a ... And a potential candidate for mayor ought to be expressing concern over unnecessary police shootings, not trying to explain them away with rules that don't ...
SALT LAKE CITY — Before police Chief Mike Brown was hired by Salt Lake City in 1991, he and 1,500 other would-be officers crammed into a University of .... after falling to a historic low in 2015, amid protests about police shootings of unarmed black people in Missouri, South Carolina and New York City.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful-death claim in a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was killed by a police SWAT team during a standoff in northern ... The suit was filed in 2016 on behalf of 35-year-old Jose Calzada, who was shot by police after they entered his Roy home in 2014.
SALT LAKE CITY — A judge threw out major portions of a lawsuit filed by the widow and mother of a man killed after police entered his Roy home to end a SWAT standoff in 2014. Claims under state law that police committed willful misconduct and caused the wrongful death of Jose Calzada, 35, on Oct. 21, ...
The video shows Peterson getting into a Jeep of someone parked at the gas station. Lovell deploys a Tazer on Peterson and orders him out of the Jeep. After the Tazer was deployed, the video shows Peterson attacking Lovell in the parking lot. Salt Lake City Police Lieutenant Andrew Oblad arrived on scene as Peterson ...
District Attorney asks FBI to review police shooting of Patrick Harmon ... (Courtesy of Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office) The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office determined that Salt Lake City Police Department Officer Fox's use of deadly force in the August 13, 2017 stop of Patrick Harmon was ...
Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered outside police headquarters in Salt Lake City this afternoon to protest a prosecutor's decision not to file charges against a police officer who fatally shot a 50-year-old man. Videos of the incident, which occurred in August, were released on Wednesday when the ...
Bodycam footage shows Harmon running away from police before he is shot by Salt Lake City police Officer Clinton Fox. The officers later said Harmon threatened them with a knife. "That video is horrifying. It is just not right," Antionette Harmon, Patrick's older sister, told CNN. "I'm not understanding none of ...
On Wednesday, the white police officers who shot to death a black man in Salt Lake City in August were cleared by the local district attorney. But when authorities then released body-cam video footage of the incident, the case suddenly got a lot more complicated, and once again questions are being raised ...
Black Man Shot By Police in Salt Lake City. copied! Patrick Harmon, 50, was shot and killed by police in Salt Lake City, Utah. The district attorney says the shooting, captured on officers' body cams, was "legally justified."Oct.06.2017. Read More ...
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) - Michael Bruce Peterson was caught sleeping on the stairs leading into the Nectar Massage Therapy. That was a few minutes before he was shot and killed by police during a confrontation outside the Maverik convenience store at 500 East and 300 South. According to those ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot and killed by a police officer in Salt Lake City. Police said the shots were fired Sunday ... Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer says the officers unsuccessful tried de-escalation tactics before one officer fired. The victim was described as an ...
Controversial shootings over the past few years swept Salt Lake City police into the broader debate around reform. In an August 2014 incident that received nationwide coverage, an officer fatally shot Dillon Taylor, an unarmed 20-year-old, just days after the Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
West Valley City • For a few seconds before a police officer shot a man in a garage of a West Valley City house last week, the man had his left hand raised in the air. Then he abruptly pulled his right hand out of his pocket and a West Valley City police officer fired, three times. One bullet struck Elijah James ...
On the day of the tragic shooting April 21 of 2014, Angilau was in a federal courtroom in Salt Lake City facing federal racketeering charges for his involvement in organized crime. The witness, Vaiola Mataele Tenifa, was a former member of the Tonga Crip Gang and was testifying in the witness box of the ...
A proposal to publicly release video of Los Angeles police shootings and other serious uses of force within 45 days is still too restrictive — but it ... Earlier this year, The Times obtained and posted video of the fatal 2015 police shooting of Charly "Africa" Keunang on skid row after it was introduced as ...
SALT LAKE CITY — A judge threw out major portions of a lawsuit filed by the widow and mother of a man killed after police entered his Roy home to end a SWAT standoff in 2014. Claims under state law that police committed willful misconduct and caused the wrongful death of Jose Calzada, 35, on Oct. 21, ...
The city has investigated its law enforcement practices in the wake of national outrage over police shootings of minorities across the country, including in Salt Lake City. In examining the application process for prospective law enforcement officers, she said, the city found that “there was so much bias on ...
Salt Lake City police Sgt. Brandon Shearer declined to elaborate on their relationships to Llewelyn or give details about their arrest, citing the ongoing ... Salt Lake City police have taken the lead on the investigation because of Unified Police's policy regarding police shootings, which designates an outside ...
From opening-night crowdpleaser “Blindspotting” to the police shooting drama “Monsters and Men” to the satiric “Sorry to Bother You,” the U.S. ... The applause was deafening — and nearly unthinkable less than a decade ago, when Art House Convergence started in a Salt Lake City hotel with just 27 ...
SALT LAKE CITY — A new bill filed in the Utah State Legislature would lower the age for teenagers to face adult-level charges when they're accused of killing police officers. Rep. Mike Winder, R-West Valley City, filed House Bill 190. Under Utah law, a juvenile defendant must be at least 16 to be directly ...
In a news release Thursday evening, authorities said Kenneth J. Perna-Rutsky, 38, was fatally shot by police. Previously, it had been unclear ... police Maj. Edward Carpenter confirmed that based on the information he has, Perna-Rutsky also was at the center of a police standoff in 2014 near Salt Lake City.
A coalition of civil-rights groups requested the police department implement implicit-bias training, along with other reforms, after police shootings in 2014 and 2015. The city drew media attention in 2016 when it passed the year-and-a-half mark since its last fatal police shooting. But that run was broken in ...
The Salt Lake County District Attorney has called on the FBI to review the shooting of Patrick Harmon, whose death has drawn protests in the city where he was killed and complaints from across the Internet. The FBI will also review the DA's investigation into the shooting and the conclusion that it was ...
Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered outside police headquarters in Salt Lake City this afternoon to protest a prosecutor's decision not to file charges against a police officer who fatally shot a 50-year-old man. Videos of the incident, which occurred in August, were released on Wednesday when the ...
On Wednesday, the white police officers who shot to death a black man in Salt Lake City in August were cleared by the local district attorney. But when authorities then released body-cam video footage of the incident, the case suddenly got a lot more complicated, and once again questions are being raised ...
Body Cams Record Shooting Death of Black Man by Police. Fri, Oct 06. Patrick Harmon, 50, was shot and killed by police in Salt Lake City, Utah. The district attorney says the shooting, captured on officers' body cams, was "legally justified." Share Video; Facebook · Twitter · E-mail; Embed. Copy this code to ...
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) - Michael Bruce Peterson was caught sleeping on the stairs leading into the Nectar Massage Therapy. That was a few minutes before he was shot and killed by police during a confrontation outside the Maverik convenience store at 500 East and 300 South. According to those ...
Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer in Salt Lake City. Authorities say a man was shot and killed by a police officer in Salt Lake City. Aug. 14, 2017, at 10:37 a.m.. Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer in Salt Lake City ...
Controversial shootings over the past few years swept Salt Lake City police into the broader debate around reform. In an August 2014 incident that received nationwide coverage, an officer fatally shot Dillon Taylor, an unarmed 20-year-old, just days after the Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
In other news: Salt Lake City's Civilian Review Board agreed with Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill regarding the police shooting of ...
FILE - District Attorney Sim Gill has asked federal investigators to review the fatal police shooting of a black man in Salt Lake City that has ...
Inside the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building on a recent Wednesday ... Activists and family members of police-shooting victims had been agitating for ... Barker, was fatally shot by police in the Avenues neighborhood: Jan.


 

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